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UK to allow hugging anew as Covid cases drop

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to give the go-ahead for that much-missed human contact of hugging when he announces the next round of lockdown...

Seoul ready to give pet dogs and cats Covid tests

South Korea’s capital says it will give pet dogs and cats free coronavirus tests if they come into contact with infected humans and show...

Myanmar security forces retaliate vs protestors

Security forces in Myanmar pointed guns toward anti-coup protesters and attacked them with sticks on Monday, seeking to quell the large-scale demonstrations calling for...

17 dead, 41 hurt in celebratory gunfire in Afghanistan

At least 17 people were killed and 41 others injured by celebratory gunfire in different parts of Afghanistan's capital after untrue reports emerged that the Taliban...

Fil-Canadian Fernandez bows to British opponent in US Open women’s singles

Fil-Canadian Leylah Fernandez humbly accepted defeat in the hands of Emma Raducanu of Great Britain in the 2021 US Open women's singles title showdown...

Taiwan  government expresses grave concern about travel ban

  The Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in the Philippines (TECO) expresses its grave concern about the travel ban, in which Taiwan was wrongly included,...

Duterte reiterates Benham Rise is PH property

President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday said the Benham Rise is exclusively Philippine property, stressing he would not allow other nations to intrude in the...

Delta variant causes new spike in Covid cases in Indonesia

Coronavirus infections in Indonesia jumped to a new single-day high of over 38,000 on Thursday, as the more infectious Delta variant drives a surge...

Official sees need for US to upgrade nuclear arsenal

A top U.S. nuclear security official and the leaders of three key national laboratories doubled down Friday on the push to modernize the country’s...

Anakpawis condemns Honda’s total disregard of workers

As Honda Motors Philippines announced its plan to close its assembly plant in Sta. Rosa City, Laguna, threatening to displace at least 380 workers...
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